The Wiggles Series One (partially lost deleted scenes of children's live action series; 1997-1998)

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Logo from Series 1.

Status: Partially Lost

The Wiggles is a popular children's group that formed in 1991 in Sydney, Australia. They are known for their hits Hot Potato, Get Ready To Wiggle, Fruit Salad and many others. Between 1991 and 1998, they mostly released albums and videos and toured heavily and would gain popularity in Australia. On July 31, 1998[1], their first television series would air on the Seven Network and would be very popular in Australia and the group would gain international popularity with the debut of the second television series and the remakes and re-recordings of their most popular releases Wiggle Time and Yummy Yummy. The show started production in 1997, during production of Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas and shortly after production wrapped on The Wiggles Movie. Numerous segments and songs were filmed for the show and all but a few of them have been released.

Romp Bomp A Stomp[edit | edit source]

The only songs that had videos recorded just for the series were Wake Up Jeff!, O Epoe Tooki Tooki, Dorothy's Dance Party and Romp Bomp A Stomp. While Wake Up Jeff!, O Epoe Tooki Tooki and Dorothy's Dance Party were used in aired episodes, Romp Bomp A Stomp was left out of the series (outside of a few brief clips shown in the series' intro). The song wasn't even included in the DVD release of the series. The song was rumored to have been part of the episode Haircut on it's original broadcast and was replaced with Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car on re-airings. But when the original airing of Haircut surfaced on April 5, 2015, Toot Toot, Chugga Chugga, Big Red Car was present and Romp Bomp A Stomp was nowhere to be found.[2] It was also rumored that the song was featured in the Let's Wiggle series that consists of songs that would be used for the series that aired on Seven Network a year before the series premiered and the song was even confirmed to be part of the series. But when the episode surfaced on YouTube in February 2013, the version used in Wake Up Jeff! was present.[3] Oddly enough, the Wake Up Jeff! version of the song wasn't used in the series. Other claims have surfaced in the past decade, like when the song was allegedly uploaded to YouTube around 2012, the song allegedly being apart of a mysterious TV special called "A Day in the life of Anthony Wiggle" and Australian viewers claimed it was used as promotion of the upcoming series. During Greg Page's now deleted "Remembers... Or Tries To" Q&A series, he mentions he may have the "Romp Bomp A Stomp" video, but he may not be allowed to release it. Unlike the other rumors mentioned, these claims are unconfirmed and today, it remains one of the most sought after deleted scenes from the series.

The series' intro with clips from the song at (0:07, 0:18, 0:31)
The fifth part of Greg Page's Remembers... Or Tries To Q&A series (mentions the Romp Bomp A Stomp video at 21:59)

Balloon Chase[edit | edit source]

Also another deleted scene shown off in the intro, is of the cast chasing down Wags The Dog while holding balloons. Not much is known about this deleted scene and was allegedly never finished, hence why it was used as stock footage for the intro. Some believe that this deleted scene will never be released as it was allegedly never finished.

The series' intro with clips from the song at (0:04)


Kaz The Cat[edit | edit source]

Kaz The Cat were segments from the original Australian airings of the series. The segments would feature the titular character and other characters named Max Mouse, Benjamin Bird and Carolyn in a comedy skit, sometimes centering around what the Wigglehouse segment would be about. These segments would be received poorly by viewers of the series. When the series started airing on Playhouse Disney in January 2002[4], these segments would be replaced by segments of a pre-school topic with Carolyn Ferrie (in character as Dorothy The Dinosaur) talking about the topic to Wags The Dog (who is not heard). These segments are still used in reruns of the series to this day, while the Kaz The Cat segments have never be restored and for awhile were completely lost with the only mention of the segments being the cast and crew for the cut segments still be credited in the series' end credits. On April 5, 2015, the original airing of the Haircut episode was uploaded to Dailymotion by user Alec Borden and a Kaz The Cat segment was present. After this episode's resurfacing, various other recordings of the episode's original airings began to rapidly appear online, unearthing other Kaz The Cat segments in the process. The final one to surfaced was on January 16, 2019[5], since then, all the segments can be viewed online, though in varying quality.

Compilation of the Kaz The Cat segments.


Australia's Wonderland[edit | edit source]

During the photo gallery on the Series One DVD release, various photos from The Wiggles performing a concert at Australia's Wonderland were present. The date of the photos is May 25th, 1997[6] at the Golden Nugget Theatre. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary, until three of the photos from the concert was captioned "First TV series shot at Australia's Wonderland in Sydney". From the photos of the concert, the songs performed there were Captain Feathersword, Here Comes a Bear, Joannie Works With One Hammer and Nicky Nacky Nocky Noo (despite the last one being labeled as "Go Captain Feathersword, Ahoy!", although the video for that song would be filmed at Australia's Wonderland on the same stage and boat for the yet-to-be released Toot Toot!).[7] No footage from the concert was used and songs from their concert at the Melbourne Sports & Entertainment Centre from 1997 were used instead. It's unknown why any songs from the concert weren't used.

Unknown song[edit | edit source]

On June 16, 2012, a photo of The Wiggles with some kids at a table with food on it surfaced. The photo was not used in the photo gallery and the Wiggles' outfits are the same as they were in The Wiggles Movie and Series One and the set was similar to what was used in the videos for Wake Up Jeff! and Dorothy's Dance Party (and would go on to be used in the Wiggle Time and Yummy Yummy videos). The circumstances of this photo are surrounded in mystery and the song that The Wiggles were performing in this photo is unknown and it's unknown if this was for Series One. Some sources say it's Fruit Salad[8], while some say it's Food Food Food (Oh How I Love My Food).[9]

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